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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Watch Full Film: Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

Watch the full film, Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice. Narrated by Dick Cavett, American Masters' first profile of a magician weaves together new interviews with Jay, his friends and collaborators, including writer/director David Mamet, and rare performance footage from his one-man shows and classic TV appearances.

Jan 24th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Art Spiegelman and Ricky Jay in Conversation: Web Exclusive

Cartoonist and author Art Spiegelman and sleight-of-hand magician Ricky Jay share amazement and laughs at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on the occasion of the exhibition of Ricky Jay's collection of broadsides.

Jan 22nd, 2015 | 0 comments

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Biography of Ricky Jay

While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his accomplishments as an author, actor, historian and consultant.

Jan 22nd, 2015 | 0 comments

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Comic: Waiting for Ricky Jay, by Peter Kuper

Peter Kuper's three-page comic, created during a futile wait in line for tickets to a sold-out Ricky Jay show, led to an introduction to Ricky Jay and a step towards making the documentary, Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice.

Jan 21st, 2015 | 0 comments

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Ricky Jay's Encyclopaedia Britannica Conjuring Entry

Encyclopaedia Britannica turned to Ricky Jay for its "Conjuring" entry. In it, Jay covers the tenets of magic, its literature, and its greatest practitioners throughout time.​

Jan 21st, 2015 | 0 comments

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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Ricky Jay on Ways of Learning: Books and Teachers

Though he has collected thousands of books on magic history technique, Ricky Jay still believes that the personal mentor relationship is most important in learning his craft.

Jan 14th, 2015 | 0 comments

American Ballet Theatre - About American Ballet Theatre at 75

American Masters teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.

Jan 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Dai Vernon, Mentor to Ricky Jay

"If I had never seen him do magic he'd be the most remarkable person I ever met," say Ricky Jay of his friend and mentor, the magician Dai Vernon (1894 -1992), also known as "Professor."

Jan 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Charlie Miller, Mentor to Ricky Jay

Despite the sometimes maddening repetition and level of questioning Charlie Miller demanded in pursuit of a perfect move, Jay describes working on sleight-of-hand with him "as close to pure joy as anything that I can imagine."

Jan 12th, 2015 | 0 comments
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